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2014-07-02 15:06:55

University of Bristol New research has found that a sheep's experiences soon after birth can shape its later behaviour and also that of its offspring. The study led by academics from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences and published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters investigated whether early-life experiences can alter behavioural responses to a naturally painful event in adulthood – giving birth – and also affect behaviour of the next generation....

sheep genome sequenced
2014-06-06 07:54:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first complete sequence of the sheep genome has been completed by an international team of scientists after eight years of collaboration. The 73 team members from 26 institutions across eight countries included scientists from the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine, CSIRO Australia, BGI Shenzhen in China and the University of Edinburgh, among many others. Their findings, published online in Science, shed...

2014-03-27 23:02:26

Though wool is still the larger product segment, over the past five years many sheep farmers have shifted production in favour of meat processing. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Sheep Farming industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Operators in the Sheep Farming industry in Australia have faced mixed conditions over the past five years. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Brooke Tonkin, “waning industry...

Bighorn Sheep Inhabited Tiburon Island Centuries Ago, But Went Extinct
2014-03-20 10:01:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 1975, 16 female and 4 male bighorn sheep were deliberately introduced to Tiburón Island, a large and mostly uninhabited island in the Gulf of California. However, these sheep are not necessarily an invasive species as a new report in the journal PLOS ONE has found that these animals actually lived on the island before and went extinct between the 6th and 9th centuries. Bighorn sheep were reintroduced to the island as part of a...

2014-03-10 12:24:05

NEW YORK, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric Sheep, the online video destination sites Media Company announced a partnership with the social musical ecosystem for musicians, YouTab [https://www.youtab.me ], with the launch of the ultimate music inspiration site #Unblocker [http://unblocker.youtab.me ]. YouTab is a music ecosystem in which fans, music lovers and artists can engage with music. With a continuously growing community of tens of thousands of members,...

2014-03-06 16:26:53

The Sheep takes on the Dragons TORONTO, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Counting Sheep Coffee - the world's first coffee designed to be consumed before bed - will be appearing on Dragon's Den Wednesday, March 19 at 8 PM. For most people, the idea of having a cup of coffee before bed is a pipedream but with Counting Sheep, it's recommended! Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee with dessert or just before hitting the sack and drift off to a restful night of shut-eye. The gourmet coffee is...

Study Compares Genetics Of Three Commercially Farmed Sheep Breeds
2014-01-30 10:03:52

University of York A new study highlights surprising differences between Herdwick sheep and their closest neighboring UK upland breeds. The research, led by The Sheep Trust, a national charity based at the University of York, is the first of its kind to compare the genetics of three commercially farmed breeds all concentrated in the same geographical region of the UK. Scientists worked with hill farmers to explore the genetic structures of Herdwicks, Rough Fells and Dalesbred, breeds...

2014-01-17 23:21:32

The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 4,018 new articles on animal husbandry. As a comprehensive publisher of agricultural articles, EurekaMag.com extensively covers this science of breeding and caring for farm animals. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 EurekaMag.com has newly published 6,939 references and abstracts on animal husbandry. The site's Research Category extensively covers this science of breeding and caring for farm animals....

2014-01-07 12:29:23

LONDON, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the hustle and bustle of Day 2 of London Collections: Men draws to a close, underground in SW1A the Cabinet War Rooms come alive at 1800 in a modern interpretation of wool clothes and styles befitting the 1940's. In a setting representing the activities that occurred below ground during WWII, a number of tableaux's have been created around the venue in the almost untouched rooms of Sir Winston Churchill, his wife Clementine, the...

Livestock Efficiency Global Study
2013-12-17 12:45:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The impact that livestock have on the environment varies depending on the animal, the type of food it provides, the kind of feed it consumes and where it lives, according to a new study on livestock ecosystems. The most detailed livestock analysis to date shows the variables at play when considering how cows, chickens and pigs impact climate change. The study is considered the most detailed livestock analysis to date, showing vast...


Latest Sheep Reference Libraries

Hill farming
2013-09-20 13:07:03

Hill farming involves using is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations. Farmers generally do not have access to winter fodder for their cattle, therefore, sheep farms are typical for such areas. Due to this restricted access, farmers move the herds to lower elevations for feeding. These specific farms are found in the North and South-Western areas of England, as well as the...

Animal husbandry
2013-08-21 10:25:40

Animal husbandry is the caring and breeding of domestic animals by humans, such as cattle, pigs, sheep and horses. Animal husbandry includes grooming, accommodations, and hygiene of the animals. Animal husbandry may also consist of specialized breeding in order to obtain a desirable characteristic, such as strength, temperament, increased production of by-products, or bone structure of the intended animal. Farmers, ranchers, and sheepherders practice animal husbandry as well as those who take...

Hill Farming
2013-08-05 10:40:24

Hill farming is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations. Farmers do not have access to winter fodder for the cattle; therefore, sheep farms are typical for such areas. Due to this restricted access, farmers move the herds to lower elevations for feeding. These specific farms are found in the North and South-Western areas of England, as well as the highlands of Scotland. The harsh...

Mouflon, Ovis aries orientalis
2012-07-31 15:05:48

The mouflon (Ovis aries orientalis) is classified as a subspecies group within the Ovis aries group. The other members of this group are known as urials, or the vignei group. It is thought that the mouflon is the ancestor to all domestic sheep. There are currently five recognized subspecies of the mouflon. This species can be found in the Caucasus, northwestern Iran, and northern areas of Iraq. The only native subspecies of the mouflon is the Cyprus mouflon, with the other four subspecies...

Argali, Ovis ammon
2012-07-31 09:52:06

The argali (Ovis ammon), also known as the mountain sheep, is native to Central Asia. Its range includes Tibet, Altay, and Himalaya. Its range extends from Kazakhstan in the west, east to Shanxi Province in China. It also extends from Altai Mountains in the north, south to the Himalayas. It prefers a habitat in the highlands of these regions, at elevations between 980 and 19,000 feet. Its habitat type varies depending upon location. In areas like Kazakhstan, where it is often hunted, it can...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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